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PHOTOS: Soca frenzy and positive message kick off emancipation festivities

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Come out with your money and leave your weapon; that is the message sent out to persons who will indulge in the 60th emancipation festival celebration. Iris Freeman, the veteran vendor in whose honour the Road Town leg of the events has been named this year, made the appeal on Monday evening at the official...
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    Dominican Republic national Jenny Valdez has been freed after the prosecution offered no evidence regarding a case in which she was accused of brandishing a knife ...

  • Smith takes election campaign to the BVI

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    Moleto Smith and his running mate Hubert Frederick have traveled to the British Virgin Islands (BVI), trying to drum up support for their candidacy ahead of ...

CCT is back at Carrot Bay!

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PRESS RELEASE – The 60th celebrations have officially started with no shortage of events as CCT officially signs on for what promises to be two major days and nights of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. Residents and visitors alike look forward to the annual Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta, a highlight of the BVI Emancipation Celebrations…

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Arbitration Act to take effect in October

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The Arbitration Act (2013) will come into force in the British Virgin Islands on October 1, according to a statement from the government. Coupled with the extension of the New York Convention earlier this year, it is expected to usher in a modern era for the territory in domestic and international arbitration, or dispute settling….

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Money missing following police seizure, lawyer suggests

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The attorney representing Cayma Nibbs raised eyebrows in the Magistrate’s Court on Friday when he questioned the whereabouts of roughly $10,000 cash that he said went missing from his client shortly after he was nabbed and charged for failing to declare money. Attorney Stephen Daniels told the court that, when the police held Nibbs on…

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Female cop claims Brandon George bragged about beating police

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A police inspector has testified that she witnessed when Brandon George assault police officer Marvin Robinson, and even boasted that he injured the cop during a scuffle. “Me? I ain’t get no injuries. Is he (Marvin Robinson) get injuries; I ok,” Brandon boasted on the day, according to the Inspector Simone Brewley. She made the…

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Record turnout at Gospel Fest

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The Festival Village in the territory’s capital was transformed into an oasis of praise and worship on Sunday night as what is said to be a record crowd turned out for the eighteenth staging of Gospel Fest, produced by the Dr. Melvin Turnbull-led Heritage Month Committee. Jamaican artiste Judith Gayle, in particular, rocked the venue…

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INSPIRE BVI: The vendor who works on radio, Viola Wattley

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Dodging the scorching afternoon sun, Viola Wattley sat inside her well stocked shop at Craft’s Alive Village in Road Town, British Virgin Islands. Forty-five years ago, when she packed her belongings and left her Basseterre home in St Kitts, she had absolutely no clue she would have been in the BVI for so many years….

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TPP was not bankrupt, declares Vanterpool

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Works Minister Mark Vanterpool has declared that Tortola Port Partners (TPP) was not bankrupt at the time the government virtually awarded it a multi-million dollar contract to develop the cruise ship pier in Road Town. His declaration comes days after Opposition member Andrew Fahie, in the House of Assembly, quoted newspaper reports which he said…

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I gave it my all, says first winner of Miss Jr BVI

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Tichina Penn created history on Sunday night when she emerged winner of the inaugural Miss Junior BVI Pageant held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College on Tortola. The 23-year-old emerged the victor after snatching the trophies for best swimwear, best black and white affair, best talent, best evening wear and most intellectual. She was…

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REGIONAL: Antigua leader wants free movement of goods in OECS

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KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, has said that the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should consider unrestricted circulation of commercial goods within the grouping. Speaking as outgoing OECS Chairman Saturday, Browne also told the opening of the of the 59th meeting of the OECS Monetary Authority and…

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Statement by Mark Vanterpool

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The following is a full statement by the Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool, regarding what he describes as the incomplete and inaccurate conclusions of the reports recently done by the Auditor General and the Public Accounts Committee. My fellow Virgin Islanders and residents, allow me to commend and support our wonderful team in…

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No part in questionable decisions regarding TPP

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In light of a number of insinuations in the House of Assembly that Vincent O’Neal was in charge of the BVI Ports Authority during certain negotiations regarding the hiring of Tortola Port Partners (TPP), it must be made clear that those claims are erroneous and unfounded. Mr. O’Neal’s contract at the Ports Authority actually ended…

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BVI team wins sailing competition

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The BVI sailing team, Tortola 1, recently copped the top prize at the 16th Premier’s Cup Youth International Regatta. The BVI fielded two teams – Tortola 1 and Tortola 2 – which competed against sailors from Cayman, Anguilla, Antigua and the USA. In the end, it was Tortola 1 that emerged with the best score…

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